Unproductive Cough as a Symptom for Bronchitis

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Unproductive Cough

Unproductive cough, also called dry cough, is a cough that doesn't produce mucus or phlegm. A cough may be called productive, which means that the person coughs up mucus or other substances, or nonproductive/dry. An unproductive cough may be caused by asthma or allergies, some types of infections such as bronchitis, or inhaling irritants such as smoke or pollutants in the air. You can soothe an unproductive cough by using a vaporizer, keeping up with fluid intake, and sucking on a cough drop or piece of candy to stimulate saliva production. A normal unproductive cough should not cause difficulty breathing or coughing up blood.

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Last updated on Jul 09 2012 at 15:11
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